Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Ironing Out Irony

Dear Beatrice,

As you know, Karen and I are in the midst of our great adventure on the road, which is why I have not been writing much lately.

But here's something I've observed, being around good people and children as I have on this trip.

Irony and cynicism are a form of sickness, symptoms of alienation, of being surrounded by lies.  Our natural state is straight forward and happy, or straight forward and sad or angry or what have you.  This self-conscious separation from an honest engagement in and enjoyment of anything is a defense mechanism - and it's all around us. 

But kids and dogs and good people have no need to be ironic.

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